Sunday, June 7, 2009

4 Months


I know what you're thinking - I just posted about the boys being 16 weeks and now I'm posting about them being 4 months. Classic proud mom syndrome...

This week flew by - which I didn't think would happen coming off a short week the week before. Another reason for the lack of posts: very little sleep. The last few weeks the boys went back to getting up twice per night - once around 1:00 am and the other around 4:00 am. Getting up with them twice per night is SO much harder than just once. I didn't think it was because they weren't eating enough because they would sometimes not even finish their entire bottle. They have been drinking out of the 4 ounce Playtex drop-in bottles where if you fill them up to the brim they hold more like 4 1/2 ounces. 

But - by Thursday night something had to change. I decided to try the Avent 9 ounce bottles because they hold more and we can grow into them. I filled them with 5 ounces before I left for work on Friday and hoped the boys would take them. Well....these bottles also happened to come with a faster flow nipple. Tanja said they chugged down all 5 ounces in a matter of 5 minutes. Poor boys were having to work so damn hard with the slow nipples that they simply decided it wasn't worth the trouble.

Long story short (sorry for dragging this out): The boys slept last night from 9:00 pm until 4:00 am when I woke them up to feed them. 

Saturday morning we went to Edelweiss Baby in Maple Grove. They were having a "model search" (i.e. a free photo shoot from Photography by Christine, the photographer that took the boys' newborn pictures). And you know how much I love pictures! I'm excited to see how they turned out.

The boys are changing and growing every day...they have officially found their hands and love to stare at them with a puzzled look on their face like "where did these come from?" They are also finding their voices and do a lot of "talking". Their official first word is "goooooo". When we talk to them I can tell they are watching and learning and trying to recreate the sound. Pretty darn cool. They hold their heads up very well and like to sit on your lap and look around. And the drooling is in full force. 

Grandma Julie came to see us today!! Yippee!! We were going to show her how we roll over but decided to wait until we see her next time.

Mason and Prior in their sweats. It was definitely a "sweats" weekend - cold and rainy.

Mason and his new bottle.

Mason in his swaddle blanket getting ready for bed.

Prior sitting on Daddy's lap.

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